Board of Education Mission Statement

“Engage the mind, empower the learner, inspire excellence, influence the world.”

Board Members

School Board

Overarching Goal

“All Central students graduate ready to be successful in college or the workforce, and equipped with the necessary skills to be a leader in their family, community, and career.”

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Listing of Development and Training Completed by Board Members

All Illinois school board members must receive training in professional development leadership (P.A. 97-8) and the Open Meetings Act (P.A. 97-504). Mandatory training will also be required after the new teacher evaluation requirements are implemented in each school district. For additional information, see Board policy 2:120, Board Member Development.

The following table contains mandatory and non-mandatory training and development activities that were completed by each Board member. When the training was provided by the Illinois Association of School Boards, the acronym “IASB” follows the listed activity.

NameDevelopment and Training Activity and ProviderDate Completed
(beginning in 2012 unless otherwise noted)
Junaid Afeef
Marc FalkOpen Meetings Act Training
Professional Development Leadership Training and Performance Evaluation Reform Act Training for Board Members
Advocacy in Action
Basics of Governance
April 30, 2021
November 2021
November 2021
November 2021
Jeff GormanFour Hour Mandatory Board Training

Open Meetings Act

Four Hour Mandator Board Training

School Board/Superintendent Teams: Leading Intentionally
July 11, 2013

August 15, 2015 refresher August 8, 2017
August 4, 2015

November 16, 2018
Dornetria Hemphill
Dr. Eric NolanOpen Meetings Act
School Board/Superintendent Teams: Leading Intentionally
Four Hour Mandatory Board Training
December 2018
November, 2018

August 27, 2019
Mitch PenarOpen Meetings Act

Four Hour Mandatory Board Training

Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) Training

Superintendent Evaluation - The Essential Work of the Board

The Basics of Governance

Master Board Level I

School Board/Superintendent Teams: Leading Intentionally
August 5, 2015

August 4. 2015 refresher August 8, 2017
January 17, 2016


November 20, 2015


November 17, 2017

September, 2018,

November 16, 2018
Laura RabeOpen Meetings Act

Four Hour Mandatory Board Training

Collective Bargaining

Four Hour Mandatory Board Training


Superintendent Evaluation - The Essential Work of the Board

R Factor - How to Manage the One Thing You Control

Master Board Level I

School Board/Superintendent Teams: Leading Intentionally
March 6, 2012

July 11, 2013

November 2014

August 4, 2015 refresher August 8, 2017

November 20, 2015


November 2017


September 2018

November 16, 2018